Sunday, September 20, 2009

One-Sheet of the Week: MALIBU HOT SUMMER (1982)


Released in 1982 as MALIBU HOT SUMMER

Re-released by Troma in 1986 as SIZZLE BEACH U.S.A.


Adam Gott said...

Isn't Kevin Costner also in this turd?

Jonathan Becker said...

"Malibu Hot Summer" (also known as "Sizzle Beach, U.S.A.) is actually pretty good. Leslie Brander is a real find. (It's a shame that she's chosen to spend most of her life as an acting TEACHER rather than as an actress.) Kevin Costner is OK. (he's young--this was one of his first pictures) Brander and Costner create a little heat during their sex scene. The story "makes sense." It has a beginning, a middle, and a satisfying conclusion. Some of the songs on the soundtrack are quite effective. Richard Brander (Leslie's husband--lucky guy) had some talent as a director. At times the film is genuinely erotic, and overall Brander imbues it with a wistful, "misty" kind of quality. (The washed-out photography helps to give the film a certain ambience.)